Strickler in Hall of Fame

OHIO STATE FAIR GENERAL MANAGER INDUCTED INTO HALL OF FAME The Ohio State Fair’s longest-running general manager, Virgil Strickler, can now add another accolade to his vast list of accomplishments: Ohio Fairs Hall of Fame Inductee. At the Ohio Fair Managers Association (OFMA) Convention in January, Virgil was recognized alongside his peers in recognition of

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January Commission meetings to take place

  Meeting Notice FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 8, 2015 JANUARY COMMISSION MEETING TO TAKE PLACE WHO: Ohio Expositions Commission WHAT: Commission meeting WHERE: Voinovich Livestock & Trade Center Meeting Room WHEN: Thursday, January 22, 9 am Marketing / Public Relations / Entertainment / Rental Committee Thursday, January 22, 9:30 am Agriculture / Special Events Committee Thursday, January 22, 10

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Media Registration

2017 Media Information 2017 Media Guide Logos Photos B-roll video footage Resource Guide Map Credential registration – required for Fair access We welcome the chance to work with your station or publication. Registering for the Ohio State Fair is easy for members of the media: Complete the credential registration form at http://bit.ly/OSFMedia17 Email a list of

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Fair receives international recognition

The Ohio State Fair has received several awards of distinction for communications in the following categories from the International Association of Fairs and Expositions (IAFE) headquartered in Springfield, Mo.: 1st Place – Magazine Ad 1st Place – Overall Social Media Campaign 1st Place – Website 1st Place – Mobile Website 2nd Place – Newspaper Ad, Color 2nd Place – Mobile App 3rd Place – Commemorative Poster The purpose

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December Commission meeting to take place

WHO: Ohio Expositions Commission WHAT: Commission meeting WHERE: Voinovich Livestock & Trade Center Meeting Room WHEN: Thursday, December 4, 9:30 am Administrative / Fiscal / Legislative Committee Thursday, December 4, 10:15 am Commission meeting The Ohio Expo Center is a year-round, multi-purpose convention and meeting facility. More than 3.1 million visitors attend the 175 events held at the Ohio

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Energy efficiency recognized

The Ohio Expo Center was recently recognized by American Electric Power (AEP) Ohio for completing its annual energy efficiency project. As a result of the project, the Ohio Expo Center has reduced energy use by 261,936 kilowatt hours last year alone, and has reduced carbon dioxide emissions by 203.48 tons. That is equivalent to as

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Fair on national TV

Ohio State Fair to be featured on Cooking Channel’s Carnival Eats on November 13 The Ohio State Fair will be featured on an upcoming episode of Cooking Channel’s Carnival Eats. The episode will highlight multiple locations throughout the grounds during the 161st Fair, as well as how a few different delicious Fair food items are prepared. Tune-in

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New Arts Director named

The Ohio State Fair has announced that Sandy Libertini will serve as the Fair’s Arts Director, overseeing the Creative Arts, Fine Arts and Youth Arts programs. This new position will allow Libertini to use her creative marketing and organizational skills to promote, educate and encourage Ohioans to enter and showcase their original and inspired work

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Ag is Cool winners announced

“AGRICULTURE IS COOL” SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS ANNOUNCED Scholarships to be presented in school assemblies next week The Ohio Expositions Commission has announced that four fifth-grade students from across the state are the winners of the “Agriculture is Cool” scholarship competition. Representatives from the Ohio Expositions Commission, Ohio Department of Agriculture, Ohio Farm Bureau Federation and Ohio’s

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New Market Beef ID Protocols

2015 OHIO STATE FAIR TO REQUIRE DNA SUBMISSION AND ELECTRONIC IDENTIFICATION FOR ALL MARKET BEEF ANIMALS The Ohio State Fair Beef Department has adopted new protocols for identifying market beef animals beginning with the 2015 Fair, July 29 through August 9. These protocols include the use of an electronic identification (EID) ear tag that has a

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Best of Columbus Winner

Columbus parents have voted, and the Ohio State Fair is among the winners in Columbus Parent’s 2014 Best of Columbus contest.  The Ohio State Fair, selected as Best Seasonal Festival, is featured in Columbus Parent’s September 2014 issue, currently on newsstands. Thanks for naming us the Best Seasonal Festival in Columbus! 

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August Commission meeting to take place

Meeting Notice – Ohio Expositions Commission 717 E. 17th Avenue | Columbus, Ohio 43211 | ohioexpocenter.com      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 7, 2014     AUGUST COMMISSION MEETING TO TAKE PLACE      WHO: Ohio Expositions Commission   WHAT: Commission meeting   WHERE: Voinovich Livestock  Trade Center Meeting Room   WHEN:      

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Win a $500 Scholarship

The Ohio State Fair has come to a close, but there is still an opportunity for current fifth graders (exiting fourth grade students from the 2013-2014 academic year) to receive a $500 scholarship if they visited the Fair to particiapte in the Ag is Cool program this year! For the fourth consecutive year, the Agriculture

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Fair donates blankets

Not only did the 2014 Ohio State Fair provide families from all over Ohio and beyond some fun and entertainment this year, but also an opportunity to participate in charitable efforts that impact children locally and nationally with Project Linus. Project Linus is about providing love, a sense of security, warmth and comfort to children

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Fair sets attendance record

Coming off the success of the record-breaking 2013 Ohio State Fair, officials are pleased to announce that the 161st Ohio State Fair continued the tradition of breaking attendance records. As the 2014 Fair came to a close, a new 12-day attendance record was set with an estimated 916,724 visitors entering the gates between July 23

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2014 Fair sets new attendance record

2014 OHIO STATE FAIR SETS NEW ATTENDANCE RECORD COLUMBUS –Coming off the success of the record-breaking 2013 Ohio State Fair, officials are pleased to announce that the 161st Ohio State Fair continued the tradition of breaking attendance records. As the 2014 Fair came to a close, a new 12-day attendance record was set with an

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Sale of Champions Results

The Ohio State Fair Sale of Champions livestock auction, held this afternoon in the WCOL Celeste Center, showcased Ohio’s premium livestock, premier Junior Fair exhibitors and generous supporters. On the sale bill were grand champion and reserve champion meat chickens, market lambs, market barrows and market beef, as well as grand champion market goat, turkey

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Aug. 3 at the Fair

Time flies when you’re having fun, and this year’s Fair certainly has been the Fairest of them all! Hopefully everyone has enjoyed the many amenities the Fair offers, but if you haven’t had a chance to enjoy the Fair yet, hurry on over today to end the Fair on a high note! Though the Fair

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Sale of Champions

The time has come for dedicated junior livestock exhibitors to take the stage during the 2014 Ohio State Fair Sale of Champions. The sale will be held tomorrow, Sunday, Aug. 3 at 2 pm in the WCOL Celeste Center.    Watch Live Below (on Sunday, Aug. 2 at 2 pm)   The 2014 sale will

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